Booths support Cheese section at the Cheshire County Show | Knutsford Times

Booths support Cheese section at the Cheshire County Show

By on May 9, 2013

A competition bringing over 100 of the best cheeses from across the country to Cheshire is being backed by Booths Supermarket.

North West fine food retailer Booths has agreed to become a principal partner of the cheese section at the Cheshire County Show, held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18 and 19.

“We are proud to be sponsoring the cheese section at this year’s Cheshire County Show. The event provides the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional cheeses available to people in the North West and further afield,” said Edwin Booth, Chairman of Booths.

“Booths is passionate about selling the very best quality artisan products and we look forward to celebrating the high calibre of cheeses produced in Britain and championing the artisanship and skill of the people who produce it.”

Last year the Cheese section had over 300 entries from across the UK and an even stronger entry is expected in 2013.

“Our section is all about highlighting the very best cheese producers in the UK and we are delighted to have the support of Booths, a supermarket which places so much importance on the quality of its produce,” said David Williams, Chief Steward of the Cheese Section at the show.

“The Cheshire County Show is the biggest agricultural show in the North West and one of the largest anywhere in the country.  The cheese section has also continued to grow in recent years and with the fantastic support of Booths, a supermarket with firm local roots in the North West, I hope we can attract even more producers to enter the section this year,” said Nigel Evans, Executive Director of the Cheshire County Show.

In 2013 the ‘Love Cheese Eat Cheshire’ campaign from the shows Cheese Section, now in its third year, will continue to raise the profile of Cheshire Cheese in the face of a stark fall in production.

With support from local producers including Belton and Joseph Heler the campaign aims to get Cheshire Cheese back on tables across the country.

“The campaign has gathered momentum over the last three years and the show is a great opportunity for the public to sample a range of Cheshire Cheese tasters and other goodies and rediscover the taste that makes Cheshire Cheese so special,” said David Williams.

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Photo caption: From left, Ian Jacques, Store Manager for the local Booths Supermarket to the Cheshire County Show, in Knutsford, and Nigel Evans, Executive Director of the Cheshire County Show.

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